DC Sustainable Energy Utility
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Contracting Opportunities

The DCSEU is committed to working with District businesses to help residents and business save money and energy. Throughout each Fiscal Year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30, the DCSEU releases Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), and Invitations to Bid (ITBs) for contracting opportunities. See below for current opportunities and check back often for updates. View an archive of RFPs, RFQs, and ITBs.

FY 2018 Potential Service Providers

The DCSEU has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking Service Providers to potentially provide the DCSEU with service(s) for one or more of the following functional categories of work during Fiscal Year 2018*:

  1. Commercial and Institutional (C&I)
  2. Marketing
  3. Information Technology
  4. Professional Services
  5. Compliance Services
  6. Home Energy Kits

RFQ and Attachments

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Submitting your response

Responses must be submitted electronically via the DCSEU Contractor Web Portal at portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Responses will be accepted on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 1-877-328-4432. In addition, the financial solvency documents stated in Section VII, must be hand delivered or sent via certified mail, signature required to DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M Street SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003 and received by the DCSEU before a review of the submittal can take place.

*Contracts awarded in FY 2018 through this RFQ do not guarantee work.

DCSEU Workforce Development Staffing Provider

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit a qualified contractor to provide temporary staffing services to support the DCSEU’s Workforce Development Program. The selected subcontractor will provide DC residents to work in this internship program that promotes energy efficiency and green jobs. The DCSEU Workforce Development Program partners with commercial and institutional customers, contractors, and vendors to provide mentoring and on-the-job training opportunities to DC residents aspiring to enter the green economy. Please see the Workforce Development standard subcontract for additional information related to this RFP.

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DCSEU Customer Engagement Support Services

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is issuing this RFP to solicit a qualified contractor to support the long-term needs of the DCSEU in meeting its contractual goals under a prime contract with District Department of Energy & Environment. The support services may include but are not necessarily limited to: event planning and coordination, external outreach, development of an outreach plan, training and education, and DCRA permit processing support services.

This RFP is for the provision of services described below in the Scope of Work. Respondents must demonstrate the capacity and technical capability necessary to successfully perform scope of work requirements stated herein and detailed in Section V. The Service Provider selected through this RFP will be awarded a subcontract. A copy of the DCSEU's Standard Subcontract terms and conditions are attached hereto and made part hereof.

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Instant Business Rebates Request for Proposals

The DCSEU is seeking Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) lighting service providers to submit proposals to offer reduced price qualified products at the time of purchase through prescribed incentives provided to qualified distributors by the DCSEU.  

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Respondents must follow exactly, and be responsive to, all information requested.  It is the respondent’s responsibility to provide all specified materials in the required form and format. Responses that are not in the required form and format will not be considered.

Interested service providers who meet the criteria prescribed in the RFP must request a Participating Distributor Agreement by emailing Proposals@dcseu.com and copying Christian Placencia, Program Manager, at cplacencia@dcseu.com. Responses will be accepted on a rolling basis.


Residential Heating and Cooling Participating Contractors

HVAC Contractors that are licensed in Washington, DC are welcome to apply to be a Participating Contractor. Contractors must be a Participating Contractor in order to offer the DCSEU Residential Heating, Cooling, and Water Heating rebates to their DC residential customers. Interested contractors should create a profile on the DCSEU Contracting Portal and submit the following documents t. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Master Gas Fitting and Plumbing license to offer Heating and Water Heating rebates
  • Refrigeration/AC license to offer Cooling rebates

The DCSEU will review licenses, and then request the following documents from contractors:

  • Signed copy of DCSEU Contractor Participation Agreement 
  • Signed copy of DCSEU General Confidentiality Guidelines Memo
  • Certificate(s) of Insurance 
  • W-9
  • Vendor Intake Form

Please allow 3 business days for documents to be reviewed. Only HVAC equipment installed after the date contractors are enrolled as a DCSEU Participating Contractor is eligible for rebates.

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